Cartoons Fuelled by Farce

By Ooi Kok Chuen

June 2019 PENANG PALETTE
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I want to send a clear message to the aggressors – they can ban my cartoons, they can ban my books, but they can’t ban my mind. I will keep drawing until the last drop of my ink.He was charged with nine counts under the Sedition Act (1948) on April 3, 2015 over tweets and faced the grim prospect of 43 years in prison. Thrown into the lockup five times, banned from travel overseas in 2016, and harassed and intimidated...

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Ooi Kok Chuen

art-writer and journalist, is the author of MAHSURI: A Legend Reborn (Ooi Peeps Publishing), an adult contemporary fantasy “movel” (a novel conceived as a mock movie) spun from a local legend.